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The 51 Best Albums Of 2013 - What Made Your List?

December 30th, 2013 6:00pm EST
Daft Punk
Ranking the very best albums of any year is incredibly difficult; there are always misses. 2013 was filled with some triumphant musical moments, though not all of their parent albums were necessarily ‘worthy’ of being considered the best of the year. Because of various factors, this list has its surprises and like any album reviewed, its triumphs and flaws. One thing’s for sure – the top ten to fifteen albums are pretty close to the cream of the crop from my perspective. Here are the 50 (+1) best albums of 2013!

1) Vampire Weekend - Modern Vampires of the City
XL

The Ivy Leaguers outdo th...
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20 Best Rap Albums Of 2013

December 29th, 2013 9:00am EST
Marshall Mathers LP 2
2013 has been an exceptional year for rap album releases.  Some were hot, while others were far from it – cold as Antarctica. Still overall, there were plenty of releases to be proud of, no questions asked. Below, you’ll find my ‘MIA’ (or called it in) list as well as my top 20 rap albums of 2013. This excludes mixtapes and previously released material FYI.

1) Eminem - The Marshall Mathers LP 2
Aftermath

Eminem set out to prove he’s still the illest MC, epitomized by his vicious performance on the epic “Rap God”.  Ultimately, Eminem accomplishes his task of affirming his ‘god status’, sou...
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50 Best Rap Songs Of 2013

December 28th, 2013 1:00pm EST
Kendrick Lamar
Ranking favorites from throughout the year is one of the most time-consuming and arduous things to do.  All of the rap songs on this particular list of rap songs from 2013 all stood out to me in some regard.  Are they ordered correctly – most likely not.  Is there complete analysis of each provided below or even a sound reason why they were selected… um…well now… Basically, provided is a statement of a thought, a reaction, or possibly a reason why I though each song was special.  

1) “Blood On The Leaves”

Kanye West

Album:  Yeezus

By far, the best track from Yeezus and arguably the be...
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Review: MMG 'Self Made, Vol. 3': As Money Pours In, Originality Drops A Smidgen

September 24th, 2013 6:20pm EDT
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Let’s just cut to the chase… this is the third Maybach Music Group compilation.  That’s a statement in itself.  While the saying is that “third time’s charm”, this particular installment actually seems to be less enthralling than the previous installment. Sure, there is plenty of gangsta to respire here, but this time there is a lack of that surefire juggernaut like “Power Circle” or the coolest funeral arrangement tune “Bury Me A G”.  Maybe Rick Ross spent a little too much time counting his bread, but this feels much more like a compilation.  Oh well.

Self Made 3 opens with “Lil Snupe In...
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Wale Has First Chart-Topping Debut With 'The Gifted'

July 4th, 2013 11:46am EDT
Wale
Rapper Wale has scored his first number-one album on the U.S. charts, landing the top spot on the Billboard 200 with his new album, "The Gifted."

The album sold 158,000 copies in its first week of sales, topping J. Cole's June 18 release "Born Sinner," which holds on to second place in its second week on the chart. Wale's last album, "Ambition" (2011) peaked at number-two and bested his new release by selling 6000 more copies.

Kanye West's masterpiece "Yeezus" falls two spots to number three.

Rounding out the top five are the unfortunately-named Christian rock band Skillet, who debut at ...
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Jerry Seinfeld Explains Collaboration With Rapper Wale

January 21st, 2013 9:36am EST
Jerry Seinfeld
Comedian Jerry Seinfeld's collaboration with rapper Wale came about because his wife loves the hip-hop star's music.

The pair joined forces to work on Wale's fifth record, The Album About Nothing, and Seinfield admits he didn't understand why the rapper wanted to work with him.

In an interview with DJ Omega, the open-minded star reveals that he discussed the project with his wife, Julia, and confesses that she was the driving force behind the musical pairing.

He says, "Wale called me, he came to my show and we hung out a little bit. He wanted me to do something with him. I didn't unde...
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Twitter Attacks On Wale: How Twitter Users Are Like Rappers

June 15th, 2012 1:48pm EDT
Wale
I like Wale. I can’t say that I am a die-hard fan, but his apparent talent of putting words together in a rap song is something to rave about. Since releasing his mix tape “More about Nothing” in 2010 and signing with Rick Ross label Maybach Music Group in 2011, Wale began gaining fanfare that he never had, and it was apparent when he released his second album Ambition which had a huge turn around in terms of sales compared to his first album Attention Deficit.

But as we all know, and as clichéd as it comes, success comes envy. With that said, no rapper has gotten more backlash on the Twit...
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Stage Collapses At Manhattan Rap Concert

May 2nd, 2012 10:28am EDT
Fabolous
A rap gig featuring Fabolous, Waka Flocka Flame and Wale was thrown into bedlam on Monday night after a staging area collapsed.

The stars performed at New York City's Hammerstein Ballroom at a birthday party for Power 105 radio DJ Prostyle, but a problem occurred when all of their entourages gathered backstage.

A ramp collapsed under the weight and a staging area buckled, according to New York Post gossip column Page Six.

A source tells the publication more than 400 people packed the backstage area, adding "(There were) 12 dudes (on the ramp) that weighed 300 pounds each and an extra ...
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DJ A.M., Jay-Z & 93 Exclusive Mixes All Featured In 'DJ Hero'; Win It!

October 15th, 2009 6:30pm EDT
DJ Hero song list
Hailed in the press as one of the most fun, innovative and highly-anticipated games of the year, Activision Publishing Inc. (Nasdaq: ATVI) recently dropped the needle on DJ Hero's full set list featuring 93 exclusive mixes from the biggest stars in hip hop, R&B, rock, pop and dance and created by some of the greatest DJs of all time.

On October 27th, living room legends and budding superstar DJs alike will start the party off right with an unprecedented array of talent DJs including DJ A.M., Cut Chemist, Grandmaster Flash, DJ Jazzy Jeff, J. Period, DJ Shadow and DJ Z-Trip spinning trac...
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Katy Perry & Lily Allen Talk Beatles, Autistic Artist Stephen Wiltshire, KSM's Latest; More (Videos)

September 18th, 2009 4:54pm EDT
Katy Perry, Lily Allen, The Beatles, Autistic Artist Stephen Wil
Watch some videos, music videos and clips of the latest funny, informative, viral, and other time-wasting stuff that we gathered from around the web today. Today's feature video is from KSM, who just released their latest single, "Read Between The Lines". Check 'em all out!

Katy Perry and Lily Allen talk about the Beatles influence on their careers...

Katy Perry

Lilly Allen

The All-American Rejects got busy in New York City this week starting off with a special performance of their hit single "Gives You Hell." They took the stage with house band Wale at MTV's VMAs...
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